Going On A Road Trip, Here’s How To Prepare

January 17th, 2022 by Adam Luehrs

Do you love to travel? Have you considered doing so by bike? If you haven’t traveled a long distance on your motorcycle, now’s the time to prepare for a trip. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of the wind in your hair while riding down the open road. Once you’ve experienced it the first time, you’ll want to do it over and over again.


Road Trip Prep 101

Before setting out on your next adventure, there are things you want to do to make your trip smoother. A little preparation now saves you time, money, and the frustration that takes place when you break down on the side of the road in a place where getting help is very difficult.



Here’s how to prepare for a road trip:

  • Physically inspect the bike to see if there are problems to address.

    Check all of the parts that are visible and easy to access. If you see an issue, note whether it’s something you can fix on your own or need a professional to assist you with that day.


  • Take it into a mechanic to have a tune-up, so it’s road-ready once again.

    See what it takes to get the bike in excellent working order. Top up the fluids, have parts cleaned, and even get the bike polished, so it looks its best while you ride.



  • Pack a tool kit with you to fix the small problems that come up.

    You’ll need to carry some basic tools with you for those just-in-case moments. You may find a nut or bolt has come loose and needs tightening with a wrench. You’ll also want to consider having a way to patch a tire just in case you run over something sharp while riding.


  • Check the tires to see if they’re inflated enough or too much.

    Speaking of tires, you’ll want to make sure that the amount of air in them is correct. Too little or too much can cause problems. You want your ride to be as safe as possible. That’s why checking the tires before you go out each time is imperative.


  • Keep a First Aid Kit handy just in case you get hurt or feel sick while traveling.

    You should not only care for your bike but for your body, too. Being prepared means having the things you need personally to enjoy your ride. A First Aid Kit gives you access to multiple supplies that could literally save your life or prevent you from becoming very ill. Make sure to carry enough food and water to get you through until you can stop once again. You should also bring the meds you regularly take in their original containers.


A road trip can be a reason to celebrate. Taking time to do what you should do before any trip involving your bike is imperative. Routine maintenance keeps it in excellent working order so you can get up and go whenever you feel the urge to do so. You’re not left wondering why it’s so hard to travel long distances on your bike.



A Little Preparation Can Prevent Something Dire Happening While Away from Home

Life is unpredictable. The one thing that’s certain is that you can avoid many problems people encounter while riding by servicing your bike and making sure it’s ready to ride long distances. That way, you can enjoy every mile of your next road trip with ease. You’ll have the ride of your life simply by being smart about servicing your bike first.

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